World Tuberculosis Day

Global health experts see an uptick in political will in the fight against tuberculosis.
If we as human beings really want to achieve something, nothing can stop us and we will do it.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reasserts its commitment to improving our understanding of TB and how to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
Marking those who remain sick with the word “failure” implies that they themselves, rather than the disease, are to blame.
On this World TB Day, let’s imagine a world free from TB. Then, let’s make it so.
By the time you finish reading this, TB will have killed at least 12 people.
I believe in the transformative power of people of faith, working together through places of worship, to help turn the tide against TB in South Africa and elsewhere around the world.
I've been blind for 9 years because of tuberculosis. I lost my sight, my budding career in architecture, many of my friends and huge part of what I used to do in this life. I still dream that one day, I'll be able to see my 3-year old daughter.
But CDC - or any other single institution - can't do it alone. It will take us all - civil society, the private sector, government and international partners - working together to Unite to End TB.
On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reaffirms its commitment to researching ways to better understand, prevent, diagnose and treat TB.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the lead U.S. Government agency for international TB care, is working closely with the global TB community to expand and improve the quality of TB diagnosis, care, and treatment programs aimed at reducing TB-related mortality and preventing the development of drug-resistant TB.
Today is World TB Day - and it's important to understand the impact of this global epidemic to encourage the political will and world interest to bring it to an end.